Other than that im a big believer in mono. I like the same brands as Dave does - Berkley Trilene big game for everything 20 lb plus and Maxima for everything 15 lb and down. Always Maxima leaders. Maxima has good knot strengh - and doesn't burn as easy as some.
For a few things where florocarbon makes a difference I like the seaguar brand.
I'm a Maxima Crystal Ivory kinda guy...15# for steelhead and Coho(casting or trolling) and 20# for all my Chinook fishing. :shrug: 20 Yes...20# :wink: I have great confidence in my knots and my drag system which makes a big difference on any line you use :smile:
I like Silver Thread or any copolymer in a mono filament type line and PowerPro or Tuff line in a braided line. You can not find a line with more abrasion resistance than a copolymer unless you want to use steel. It also has the least stretch of all mono filament type lines. The super lines like Tuff line are good for bobber, trolling and big fish like sturgeon but have a real low abrasion resistance.
All my fishing is from the bank.
Winter Steelhead/Springers = 12 pound Big Game and a lot of patience
Summer Steelhead = 4-6 pound Low Vis any brand
Fall Chinook = 15-20 pound Big Game (maybe less if the rivers are very clear)